Uzodinma stated this on Wednesday during a programme on Channels TV, while reacting to the attack on the correctional facility and police investigations department in Owerri.
KanyiDaily had reported how gunmen stormed Owerri correctional centre on Monday morning, setting the prison on fire and freeing 1,844 inmates.
The police had accused IPOB and its security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN) of being responsible for the attack, an allegation the group has denied.
But speaking on the television programme, Governor Uzodinma discredited the claim that IPOB members perpetrated the heinous acts.
“Their tactics is that they try to identify grievances of people in a particular area. If it is in Imo State and probably there are some IPOB people who are not happy, they hire hoodlums from outside Imo State, they bring them in pretending to be IPOB and they commit these crimes and they go away.
“So, it is not about IPOB. Yes, we agree, we have aggrieved IPOB members but I can tell you those who are doing this destruction, most of them were brought in from outside Imo State.
“What is important for Nigerians to know is the plot by a group of aggrieved politicians to destabilise the government of APC (All Progressives Congress).
“I have done some thorough investigation and I have some credible leads as to those who are sponsoring these activities of these hoodlums.
“I don’t want to pre-empt the investigations of other security agencies but I can tell you we are working hard to ensure the sponsors of these dastardly acts must be brought to book,” he said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how suspected criminals were released during another attack by unknown gunmen at Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo state.
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